The School LAND Trust Program, established by the legislature in 1999, distributes the “annual dividend” from the permanent State School Fund through school districts to all public schools (including charter schools) in the state. School Community Councils, or Charter Trust Land Councils, in each school prepare a plan to address the greatest academic need with the dividend. Local School Boards approve the plans in the spring and schools with approved plans receive funding in the summer for the next school year. Plans for the upcoming school year and reports on expenditures and plan implementation are reviewed by local boards annually. Funding for the program flows through the district business administrators and goes through the same audit procedures as other school funding.
Land Trust Summary 2018-19
Riverside’s goal for the 2018-29 school year was to increase by 10% the number of students performing on or above grade level in math and reading by having students attain an average of at least one year of growth by year-end.
Student reading and math levels were assessed at the beginning and end of the year using common assessments (including Jordan District Benchmarks).
Throughout the school year, leveled readers and Journey's resources were utilized in the classroom. Students were provided with teacher and reading assistant guidance in reading math interventions. This included strategic direct instruction, individualized help and interventions or enrichment. Identified students were provided access to Raz Kids, Brain Pop, Imagine Learning, and other similar options. Students were provided opportunities and materials for extended learning experiences (News Crew, STEM classes, integration of the Arts, and Student Leadership).
Teachers were provided professional development opportunities, materials, time, and resources to increase their effectiveness. Teachers were also provided opportunities, time, training, and assistance to collaborate with each other about student growth needs.
Using the District Benchmark Tests in Reading, Riverside Elementary has shown the following growth. The Beginning of the Year (BOY) and End of Year (EOY) are based on the percentage of students performing on grade level.
1st Grade: 63% Growth
2nd Grade: 22% Growth
3rd Grade: 46% Growth
4th Grade: 32% Growth
5th Grade: 13% Growth
6th Grade: 26% Growth
Riverside Elementary increased the number of student reading on or above grade level by 34% (average for grades 1-6) as measured by the District Reading Benchmark.
Using the District Benchmark Tests in Math, Riverside Elementary has shown the following growth. The Beginning of the Year (BOY) and End of Year (EOY) are based on the percentage of students performing on grade level.
1st Grade: 77% Growth
2nd Grade: 47% Growth
3rd Grade: 31% Growth
4th Grade 47% Growth
5th Grade: 13% Growth
6th Grade: 47% Growth
Riverside Elementary increased the number of students performing on or above grade level in math by 44% (average for grades 1-6) as measured by the District Math Benchmark.